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HLN
Nov 4, 2009 12:00pm EST
's making the choice for you. the u.s. -- the united states, america, is the world's largest economy. it's three times larger than our closest competitor, japan. and it's larger than the economies of japan, china, germany, and great britain combined. and we got there through innovation. we got there through choice. we got there through competition. we got there through individual initiative and responsibility. not government control and management. as we have seen time after time, when you substitute a government controlled and run program for individual choice, the cost goes up, the quality goes down. and when it comes to health care, there's nothing more important than quality and choice. given the choice, i'll always place my faith in the individual not the government and this time is no different. no different with the credit card legislation, no different with the health care legislation. mr. chairman, let me conclude by saying many of my colleagues in this body, both republicans and democrats, are going to come in and they are going to vote for this legislation today. they are goin
HLN
Nov 15, 2009 5:00pm EST
's will not be transferred to the united states for prosecution until all legal requirements are satisfied, including those in recent legislation requiring a 45-day notice and report to congress. i have are spoken to the governor and mayor and look to making sure all security related concerns are addressed. i have every confidence we can safely hold these trials in new york as we have so many previous terrorist trials. for the many americans who lost friends and relatives in the attack of september 11th, 2001, and on the uss cole, nothing can bring back those loved ones. but they deserve the opportunity to see the alleged plotters of those events held accountable in open court, an opportunity that has too long been delayed. today's announcement marks a significant step forward in our efforts to close at guantanamo and bring to justice those individuals who have conspired to attack our nation and our interests abroad. for over 200 years, our nation has relied on a faithful adherence to the rule of law to bring criminals to justice and provide accountability to victims. once again, we will ask our legal syst
HLN
Nov 2, 2009 12:00pm EST
is it when a united states citizen is declared disabled they have to wait time before they can get medicaid or medicare? host: 8 collar like that, better worse off? -- a caller like that. . guest: there are obviously community health clinics and other medical facilities that provide medical care cheaply or, in the cases of need, for free. i'm not minimizing the collar's husband's typical. i am sure -- caller's husband's difficulty. but there is health care available in the country for people who cannot afford to pay. ad. caller: good morning, michigan. host: michigan. i'm sorry. caller: i just wanted to say the last time i checked, unemployment was 19.5%, and my husband, who just had his 29th anniversary at the company he worked at has been laid off and is losing his mind. i would be crying if i thought it would do any good, but it will not. he is doing everything he can to find a job. as soon as he sees something in the newspaper, he goes there. he is so talented, he can fix anything, but he is 65 years old, too, and that is a problem. a few weeks ago, senator lugar? he was on "newsmakers"
HLN
Nov 17, 2009 12:00pm EST
of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. . -- the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlelady from arizona rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kirkpatrick: mr. speaker, on november 5, a university held their symposium dedicated to issues on homeland security on its prescott, arizona, campus. unfortunately, the house held votes that day and i could not attend, but i heard it was a fantastic event. this year's theme was challenges for homeland security in the 21st century, and panelists from the f.b.i., the c.i.a. and t.s.a., the arizona department of public safety, and from the worlds of academia, among other places. topics covered a wide range of issues such as sipersecurity, public-private partnerships -- cybersecurity, public-private partnerships and coordination between local and federal law enforcement. i congratulate the faculty at the camp
HLN
Nov 8, 2009 5:00pm EST
military installation was devastated when the soldiers and civilians of the united states army in heinously attacked by the least likely of assailents. a murderer who benefited from the american dream of unlimited opportunity, attending medical school at military expense, and a person given trust as a high rank in our military. he cowardly then committed treason. in the aftermath we have learned that 13 of our bravest and finest americans were killed and several dozen more were wounded. this senseless act of horror betrays our respect and dignity to human life. our deepest thoughts and prayers are with each of the families affected by this great tragedy. my constituents are shocked and saddened in discussing today this tragedy with carl gooding of wdog radio of allendale, south carolina, i know first hand the low country of south carolina is praying for the fort hood families. amidst this tragedy there are reports that many soldiers in the immediate vicinity of the attack provided heroic aid to their fellow soldiers who had been wounded. several of them already wounded themselves. these sel
HLN
Nov 15, 2009 7:00am EST
hnology is more important than ever in driving the united states economy and also 33 percent saying united states will be the global tech leader and a lot of americans think we will not. why is that? >> there's good reason to be concerned. it's not so much that america's innovation pro west is lagging but that the rest of the world is catching us. the recession has not helped with unemployment at ten percent we have good minds not contributing to the economy and we've seen anybody incorporate america has seen a lot of projects and r and d spending cut back as companies try to trim costs as their top line as shrunk so the survey captures the notion that both in the long-term and short-term there's things to be concerned about. > the first paragraph of the story says by most measures, america remains the world leader in technology achievement. consider the 2009 nobel prize winners of the 13 people honored nine were america's. not bad, right? >> but the nobel is a lagging indicator that people earn that typically at the end of their career for work that took place in many cases years and years pri
HLN
Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
as a citizen of the united states is just appalling. i think eric holder should have left them in guantanamo bay and be tried there. i lived in new york in 2000 and 2001. it was just terrible. for them to be tried in a federal court, it just speaks to this country to give people that do not ware uniforms, do not apply to the geneva convention to come to our country and then be given rights like a citizen. host: david, in this newspaper article, attorney general holder elected to proceed with the first u.s. criminal prosecution alleged to have been directly involved in the plot eight years ago that targeted the world trade center and pent he gone because of his full confidence in the successful outcome. tell us why you are not as convinced of the outcome? caller: i'm not confident because i believe that in our country, people are innocent until proven guilty. when you use water boarding and all these things they are trying to use against ournqq governmen why should a terrorist be given rights in our country. host: let's go to the democratic line. caller: i think they should be tried here. t
HLN
Nov 18, 2009 12:00pm EST
, opening up new opportunities for u.s. workers here in the united states of america which is exactly what is being said to president obama as he meets in korea at this moment with their leadership. with president lee and others. so i think that we need to have our attention in this congress focused on the priorities -- the priorities the american people have. fire fighting is very, very important. but again this measure will pass if not unanimously narrowly unanimously and it will do so and i hope get the resources to ensure that we never have the loss of life like those of captain hall and others. but i know from having spoken to their families, mr. speaker, that they believe that the absolutely essential for us to encourage private sector job creation and economic growth and that's why i'm talking about this priority that needs to be addressed here. now, mr. speaker, i'm going to urge my colleagues to defeat the previous question as we move ahead. why? because the issue of reading legislation is another very, very important one that is before us. there is a bipartisan proposal launched
HLN
Nov 16, 2009 12:00pm EST
later, after the pentagon papers, erwin griswold, the solicitor general of the united states, who argued the pentagon papers case on behalf of the nixon administration, wrote a story for "the washington post" saying that in fact there was no national security issues whatsoever, and that he as a lawyer had to use every bit of ingenuity and creativity to even make an arguable case pits if anyone wants to read that, i am sure the attorneys in this room would. "the washington post, irwin griswald. you can check out on nexis lexus. no national security issues of all. >> pennsylvania is an elected state at the federal level, as far as appointments. but every once in awhile, it gets played out as to whether pennsylvania should go to some combination -- excuse me -- appointed intellect. i'm going to ask and academic, john, to talk first about that topic. where do you think it should wind up? should it stay the way it is? judges close to home like county judges, are they electable in the sense that people know that? where is it if you go statewide -- or is it if you go statewide? >> at the local
HLN
Nov 6, 2009 12:00pm EST
and civilians of the united states army at fort hood, texas, were attacked by the least likely of assailants. it was, in short, an act of treason. i want to first thank my colleague and good friend, representative john carter of texas, who represents fort hood in his district, for introducing this legislation to give all members of congress the opportunity to stand here today and support of the brave men and women at fort hood and their families in such a time of trial. fort hood lies just north of my district, north of austin. it's in central texas, many of us all across this nation have constituents who have gone through fort hood to train for the wars in iraq and afghanistan. . i have had many constituents who trained at fort hood. yesterday was a drark chapter. in the aftermath we learned that 13 of our finest americans were killed and several dozen more were wounded. this senseless act of horror betrayed our -- betrays our respect and deepest sempthi for life. our thoughts and prayers are with each of the families affected by this tragedy. during this tragedy, there were reports of many
HLN
Nov 9, 2009 12:00pm EST
full circle to what we're doing here today in this important g-8 in the capital of the united states. i feel that a failure to articulate a meaningful, a global jewish identity is the biggest threat currently facing the jewish people. [applause] i want to see our people united, joined by global destiny and mission. a small people, but one that is influential and critical to civilization. we are all here today because ugc, the jewish federations of north america, had created a remarkable network with another organization where we can have communications about identity globally and envision tomorrow and create a stronger jewish future. when we do we can deal with the gall stones -- lies and forgeries. i think in this city they are fond of the expression "yes, we can," but this will take board. do not let this be simply a place for schmooze and catch up with friends and colleagues. we have a larger agenda to address. we must be a think tank to create a vision of jewish people for this century. we're here to create a division. who could have imagined that the jew would one day run at one of
HLN
Nov 5, 2009 12:00pm EST
. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the -- the yeas are 233. the speaker pro tempore: the resolution is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker: the house -- the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk will read. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, madam. i have the honor to transmate here with a copy of a letter received from kathy mitchell, head of the elections commission of the california elections offer, and according to the returns of the special election on november 3, 2009, john garamendi was elected to the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? one moment, please. clerk will resume. the clerk will resume. the clerk: indicating t
HLN
Nov 11, 2009 12:00pm EST
of newark, new jersey. when a soldier returns to the united states from iraq or of denniston, they are inundated with the problems many americans face today. that includes unemployment, an empty refrigerator, shut off notices, or an eviction notice. our organization has assisted thousands of families with these problems as they arise by hosting job fairs and providing direct financial assistance to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. it is not enough. the root of the financial difficulties usually stems from unemployment. a veteran cannot pay for groceries if they are unemployed. they cannot pay for utilities if they are unemployed. they cannot afford mortgages they are unemployed. unlike the rest of us, these men and women have been defending our nation's freedom against the threat of terrorism, causing them to miss years of their lives. our nation's veterans deserve our patients, assistance, and understanding. it will take time to put their lives back on track. the department of labor's office of federal contract compliance tracks numbers on the number o
HLN
Nov 1, 2009 7:00am EST
that whenever its firepower, the united states is impatient and will eventually go away. a visit to afghanistan reveals both sides of this complicated and ambitious strategy." we want to be more of your reaction to this story about king abdullah -- to this story about the withdrawal of abdullah abdullah. caller: this is a way for obama to disentangle himself from afghanistan under the pretense that we cannot further sacrifice troops in support of a government that is obviously corrupt. thank you. host: the secretary of state had the only response yesterday. israel put forth what the secretary called unprecedented concessions. netanyahu offered them in an effort to restart peace talks, a departure of the administration's earlier criticism of israel. meanwhile, the story this morning is inside a "the new york times." -- inside of "the new york times." "the secretary of state failed on saturday to slow down and not stopped the jewish construction of settlements on the west end. edward, good morning. caller: we need to enhance our relationships with all people. i think that obama should stand up an
HLN
Nov 3, 2009 12:00pm EST
to amend title 38, united states code and the service -- service members civil relief act to make certain improvements in the law regarding benefits administered by the secretary of veterans affairs and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the s hat foreigners see this a bit differently. they think we are -- so that foreigners see this a bit differently. they think we are not doing nearly enough. host: next call, joe, good morning. caller: thank you for c-span. i would like to hear more on the mountaintop removal situation in west virginia. our climate is definitely changing because of mountaintop removal. we have had 2 million acres in the appalachians destroyed, one of the most reverse ecosystems in the world: flattened. over 2,000 miles of streams have beenuried. 62% of our streams are in west virginia -- 62% of our streams in west virginia are known to be polluted with heavy metals. the fish are contaminated. you cannot eat fish out of the streams. if you live in the proximity, a report that was suppressed by the bush
HLN
Nov 29, 2009 7:00am EST
in the united states efficiently, cost effectively and so forth. some manufacturing should be done in china. too much manufacturing is being done in china that could be done more effectively in the united states. >> jim agrees and hopes other manufacturers will follow his lead. >> i think people are afraid to make the commitment to lean, to automation, to reinvesting in the factories, because they have this stigma in their mind. they have this belief that you can't make it effectively and profitably in america. it is not true. i think people give up on manufacturing in america prematurely and it can be done. >> ali velshi, cnn, new york. >>> being confined to wheelchairs is not stopping some people who have found a way to get their competitive juices flowing. we are going to introduce you to a game that made it's mark overseas but it is now catching on in the u.s. >>> tiger woods is not talking about his one-car accident. hear what investigators heard when they went to his house to get answers. >> get out of my face. what are you doing? >> cindy sheehan had an explosive exchange with a man who s
HLN
Nov 10, 2009 12:00pm EST
of recovery was effectively a recession for working families in the united states. now, they have to recover from two recessions. if you are unfortunate enough to try to decide to send your kid to college this year or last year, on fortunate enough to hold onto a small business, this is a life-changing. in many people's lives across my state and all across the country. finally, to find ourselves in a place where there were institutions that were described as too big to fail and it was the taxpayers that had to bail them out after going through a time when i saw their wages decline and opportunities for their children to manage is an incredible insult. this important legislation will put us a much better position going forward to prevent that kind of thing from happening. it is not impossible -- to is not possible to predict every bit as real market. we want to create a well balanced piece of legislation that does not produce unexpected consequences but will protect our country from ever again going through what we are going through today. i am very pleased to join my colleagues here today. i
HLN
Nov 12, 2009 12:00pm EST
. >> we are already working with the government of the united states of america on securing the state of the iraqi borders. second, what my colleague will lott said that is he has a selective way of choosing things. we have a long list of statements by u.s. generals and iraq, on the record, and we will give you the names. send me an e-mail that will give you my card right now. i want to be a long list of official, on the occurred quotations by top-ranking american journalists in iraq saying that of -- top-ranking american generals and direct saying that of course the worst problem of the insurgents in iraq, but they did not come to more than 2% or 3% of the total number of insurgents in iraq. . mainly homegrown. do we allow them to cross into iraq to? of coarse we don't. regardless of public statements i'm sorry i can't disclose everything, but i will say it this way. we are actually working with the obama administration decision. we are working with the u.s. military on this issue. "-begin-double-quote we've be there. people always try to tell you misinformation or disinformation, in
HLN
Nov 14, 2009 5:00pm EST
not be allowed to raise money on a tax-deductible charitable basis in the united states. i get that menu in place of what it means to draw a red line at the green line. there should be consequences, but i would go to the map. >> excuse me, daniel -- >> i said that for the yankees. >> i was just going to say. you played right into the yankee fan here. >> i would, though -- you see on a settlement freeze, there can't be any flexibility. anything beyond the green line is the same status. when it comes to a border, as dan suggested, you can have border swaps, a one-to-one land exchange. so i would go to the mats over the framing of an implementation plan for a two-state solution and not necessarily over settlements. because even if you've got a freeze, the settlements would be there, the entire infrastructure would still be there. by the way, it's not just the u.s. also. if europe in its association free trade agreement with israel has a set of policy regarding rules of origin, of products from the settlements not coming under that free trade regime, that should also be implemented. >> i think two th
HLN
Nov 1, 2009 5:00pm EST
a couple of ways in which antagonism toward the united states an incentive to conduct anti-u.s. violence has been exacerbated. it is not a switch that lips were after one troupe or 70,000 troops, what was not an occupation becomes an occupation. it is a matter of degrees. the more of a war is seen to be americanized, the more we will furnish the issue of anti- occupation. it brings into the fight many people who have no sympathy for the objectives of the taliban, but they become enemies of hours. -- enemies of ours. there is also the collateral damage and casualties that we have read all too often about, which are an inevitable byproduct of even the most carefully planned and skillfully executed counter terrorist operation. these things are important not because we are running a popularity contest, but because the anti-american sentiments that they generate and encourage mean that many more supporters for anti-u.s. terrorism and that many more people who are likely recruits. we hear a lot about pakistan as well. the main point about pakistan is, what happens in pakistan will depend on fo
HLN
Nov 8, 2009 1:00pm EST
reform in america. now it falls on the united states senate to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. and i'm absolutely confident that they will. i'm equally convinced that on the day that we gather here at the white house, and i sign comprehensive health insurance reform legislation into law, they'll be able to join their house colleagues and say that this was their finest moment in public service, the moment we delivered change we promise to the american people and did something to leave this country stronger than we found it. the second thing i want to mention is a significant break through in iraq where iraq's parliament has approved a new election law that paves the way for national elections early next year. this is an important milestone as the iraqi people continue to take responsibility for their future. i want to congratulate iraq's leaders for reaching this agreement. their flexibility and commitment to their country sends an important signal to the world about iraq's democracy and national unity, and i look forward to p
HLN
Nov 21, 2009 5:00pm EST
in the united states. americans led the way last year with 83,000 adoptions. about 13,000 of those children were born elsewhere. there's also some surprising news as we observe national adoption day today. american children, mainly those in foster care, are being adopted by people in other countries. the state department reports 71 cases since april of 2008. those children went to homes in canada, western europe, and australia, places with limited adoption opportunities. >>> some overweight college students in pennsylvania are being told to shape up if they want to graduate. lincoln university near philadelphia requires all students with a body mass index of 30 or higher to take a fitness course. the requirement kicked in four years ago and that class is now in its senior year. the historically black university says it's concerned about the health of its students and points out obesity and diabetes are problems in the african-american community. >> god forbid they're wheeled down on a gurney or stretcher. no one told knme this would happen. >> some students say it's unfair larger students are be
HLN
Nov 22, 2009 5:00pm EST
. it will provide higher yields in less favorable conditions. corn is the top crop grown in the united states. it's used from breakfast cereal to tooth past to shoe polish, even ethanol. >>> our sister network cnn hosted its annual heroes event at the kodak that itener hollywood last night. it features the top ten cnn heroes finalists and anderson cooper named the 2009 hero of the year. >> ladies and gentlemen of the year, it's my great privilege to announce the cnn hero of the year. the cnn hero of the year is efren penaflorida. >> penaflorida start add push cart classroom in the philippines to push education to poor children. he uses his classroom as a way to keep kids from joining gangs. >> each person has a hidden hero with within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart. >> o', it's going to be a great show, and if you want to see the heroes' all-star tribute it will appear on cn florida on thanksgiving night at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >>> some things that people post on twitter are just out of this world, and that's especially true for one of the nominees for tweet of the ye
HLN
Nov 21, 2009 1:00pm EST
people in the united states. americans led the way last year with 83,000 adoptions. and about 13,000 of those children were born elsewhere. there's also some surprising news as we observe national adoption day today. american children mainly those in foster care are being adopted by people in other countries. the state department reports 71 cases since april of 2008. those children went to homes in canada, western europe and australia, places with limited adoption opportunities. >>> some homeowners have lost treasured possessions while trying to sell a home. but clark howard tells you tow who protect your valuables. >> okay what's old is new again and this is one that was an oldie but baddie. "the washington post" is reporting that as people are putting their homes for sale, many times without an agent now trying to save their commission, when they hold "open house"s, they're getting robbed bloind. there are criminal rings that come in and while one better than is disstrakting you or your real estate agent asking about features of the home. the other person is rummaging through y
HLN
Nov 14, 2009 1:00pm EST
, no former hollywood actor will ever be elected president of the united states. [laughter] jack loved to play tennis and we played frequently. he was tenacious as a pit bull. after a long point he would scott down as though he was exhausted. his opponent would pay dearly. jack would unleash his forehand drive that was virtually unreturnable. he would then get into position for the next point without any acknowledgement and he suckered you. he really liked to win. it was not beneath his dignity to manipulate the circumstances. one winter when we were vacationing, schack introduced me to a painkiller. i drank two and jack had three. he then proposed a tennis match. the courts were hugs and my ability to move was in question. -- the courts were hot. i accepted the invitation. it was only when he hit the ball to make that i discovered how difficult it was to sort out which of the three balls coming at me was the one i should hit. jack kept score skillfully. it was 6-2. we did not play a second set. that was the score he most often cited. jack frequently invited me to go to the gridiron dinner. on
HLN
Nov 19, 2009 12:00pm EST
of the bill. the clerk: senate 1599, an act to amend title 36 united states code to include in the federal charter of the reserve officers association leadership positions newly added in the constitution and bylaws. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 423, the nays vote the yeas are 423, the nays are -- the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 425, the nays are zero. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the house will be in order. members, please take their conversati
HLN
Nov 24, 2009 12:00pm EST
is the first world leader to make a formal state visit to the united states since mr. obama took office. after the elaborate welcoming ceremony in the white house east room, they exchanged greetings and disappeared into a private meeting. both leaders are pledging to cooperate over a large range of issues from terrorism to climate change. >> as leading economy, the united states and india can strengthen the global economic recovery, promote trade that creates jobs for both our people, and pursue growth that is balanced and sustained. as nuclear powers, ke were be full patter ins in preventing the spread of the world's most deadly weapons, securing loose nuclear material from terrorists and pursuing our vision of a world without nuclear weapons. >> all right. the president and prime minister have emerged from their meeting and they're now making states, and taking questions as well. we wanted to bring that to you and, of course, the first state visit of the obama presidency means the first state dinner as well. the president and first lady will host a formal event for the indian prime minister
HLN
Nov 13, 2009 12:00pm EST
to justice. in october of 2000, the terrorist attack on the united states cole killed 17 american sailors. today, we announce a step forward bringing those we believe responsible for the attacks to justice. five detainees at guantanamo have been charged with participation in the 9/11 plot. they are colleague cheat on it -- khalid sheikh mohammed, ramsi bi al-sheebm, ali abdul aziz- ali, and moussaoui. these proceedings have been states since february, as have those against four other detainees accused of other crimes. a case in military commissions was withdrawn in february. in the past several months, prosecutors have been working with prosecutors from the pentagon and office of military commissions to reduce the -- review the case of each detainee at guantanamo referred for prosecution. over the past few weeks, i have personally reviewed these cases and in consultation with the secretary of defense have made determination's about the prosecution of detainees now held at guantanamo, including those charged with the 9/11 plot. today i am announcing that the department of justice will purs
HLN
Nov 20, 2009 12:00pm EST
is in question. the united states is currently engaged in military conflict in two countries, more than a third of the way around the world. each with the unique set of problems. our engagement in south asia is a result of a terrorist attack on our shores plotted by terrorists from mountainous readouts. our engagement in the middle east was taken against a country that was not involved in the plot against america but was mistakenly thought to be on the verge of velings -- developing weapons of mass destruction. in making assumptions about the wisdom and the manner of interfering in the affairs of other countries, would it be helpful for policymakers to review the history of the french colonial experience in algeria, the british and russian experience in afghanistan, the french and u.s. experience in vietnam before, rather than after, a decision to go to war? would it be useful to study the differences between and within the world's great religiouses? and would any aspects of our own colonial history be relevant vent to decision making? the asymmetric tactics, for instance, of a south carolina p
HLN
Nov 22, 2009 1:00pm EST
is the top crop grown in the united states. it's used in everything from breakfast cereal to toothpaste to shoe polish, even ethanol. >>> you probably already know, americans are fatter than ever. but one woman is hoping to motivate other people by making her own struggle against obesity very public. ruby gettinger is today's breakthrough woman. >> i've been overweight since i was 13. at one point in my life, i weighed as much as 716 pounds and everything started going downhill. the doctor told me, you're going to die if you don't start doing something about this. >> ruby gettinger decided to fight for her life by eating healthy and getting fit. her journey is being documented on "ruby." >> watching her eat healthy and exercise kind of helps me do the same. and because of ruby, i've lost 29 pounds. >> they say i inspired them, but every time i hear their story, it inspires me. >> reporter: getting her personal diary published, she also formed a fitness support group called ruby's walk across america. >> the people that are traveling this road with me tell me they've lost 80-something po
HLN
Nov 27, 2009 12:00pm EST
at a swiss vacation home. the 76-year-old director is fac extradition to the united states. polanski fled california for france 31 years ago before he could be sentenced for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. >>> while you were eating turkey yesterday, a park ranger in australia barely avoided being eaten. check out this amazing video from down under. you can see the park ranger slipped on slick grass inside a crocks enclosure. looks like he'll eat him and he's smacked on the head with the stick allowing the ranger to escape. >>> sports could come back to the pontiac silver dome in michigan. the owner of the canadian company buying the dome says he wants to bring football, baseball and other sports to the 80,000-seat venue. the detroit lions moved to ford field in 2002. the silver dome was built in 1975 for $56 million. it was sold at auction for $583,000. >>> the most frenzied shopping day of the year may be the best day to bargain with your car dealer. researchers at truecar.com say black friday is the best kday t buy a new vehicle. the average discount 7.5%. analysts looked at incenti
HLN
Nov 8, 2009 7:00am EST
! is that something? some of my colleagues just received a call from the president of the united states, barack obama, congratulating us on a great victory for the american people. i think the president for his tremendous leadership because without president obama in the white house this victory would not have been possible. he provides the vision and the momentum for us to get the job done for the american people. and for that we are very, very proud, proud of our success, of the members of congress who took a very intense interest in the legislation. they know what we accomplished for the american people. host: more of your phone calls. la mesa, calif. caller: good morning, i am saddened and disappointed. i'm a person who got stuck in the donor whole and did not have -- in donut hole and had to go to the emergency room. i had good coverage before my husband passed away. when i had to go to the hospital for a stay -- of was not about to just be a charity case so i had to negotiate with the hospital and pay what i could. they lower the fee for me. they brought the price down. it is possible. i was in
HLN
Nov 7, 2009 5:00pm EST
of patients worldwide have benefited from this innovation, this innovation right here in the united states. innovation that will be stifled by the pelosi health care bill. there's another way. we can do better. house republicans have solutions that will lower costs by creating real choice in competition. we'll help those with pre-existing conditions to get meaningful health care coverage. we'll preserve u.s. leadership in medical innovations and education. and we'll reduce frivolous lawsuits in medicine that needlessly drive up the cost for families. as a heart surgeon, i know that we can achieve real health care reforms to bring down costs, but the democrats' current bill only lead to higher costs for millions of americans and destroy what's currently working in our system. there's a better way. there's a different way. there's a way to lower health care costs, help more people achieve a high quality doctor-patient relationship in this country and improve health care for all americans. vote down this bill and support the republican plan and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlem
HLN
Nov 29, 2009 5:00pm EST
, gender selection is controversial and is banned in most countries. it is legal in the united states, but critics worry it could lead to designer babies, based on societal preference. >> okay. >> we feel that as technology advances, we can take advantage to enhance our lives and the lives of others. it's a good thing. so here we've got a healthy boy and here we've got a healthy girl. >> los angeles fertility specialist dr. jeffrey steinberg says many of his american clients are like bob and mindy. they're in search of family balancing. gender selection uses pgd technology to extract that single cell from each embryo. the cells are then studied under a high-powered fluorescent microscope to determine their gender. dr. steinberg says 70% of his patients are international, seeking the procedure that's banned in their home country. >> if anything, there's a slight preponderance preference for female. and this is contrary to everything that's publicized. and clearly, it varies by country. china strongly in favor of boys, as we would suspect. india, strongly in favor of boys. but when you
HLN
Nov 1, 2009 1:00pm EST
for the president of the united states, 46 times the pay for the fed chair and treasury secretary, and more than 50 times as much as a military general. how did you determine that amount was not contrary to the public interests? >> well, we did it a number of ways. first, we gathered all the data we could gather and examined the data as to what constitute competitive market place compensation. then what we did is we made sure that that 9 million or 8 million was not guaranteed compensation. the cash component of that 9 million is likely to be $500,000 or less. the rest of it, as congressman burton pointed out, the rest of it is tied to stock which cannot be redeemed at once, has to be held two, three, four years, and a big chunk of that compensation cannot be redeemed by the official until and unless top money is repaid to the taxpayer. so it may be 9 million in theory, but in practice we believe it will be a lot less than that. gentlewoman your time has expired. >> i would like to place in the record information we have about the clients of the gentleman's law firm and would appreciate response. >
HLN
Nov 7, 2009 1:00pm EST
a question. the question is, by what authority in the united states constitution gives this congress the right to mandate that every citizen must purchase a health insurance policy and upon failing to do so shall be fined and possibly imprisoned? i think the answer to that question is, there is no such constitutional authority. secondly, make no mistake about it, illegal aliens will receive government funded health care under this bill because all they are required to show is a social security number and a name. there is no way to prevent the same social security number by -- from being used by numerous individuals and there is no requirement that a picture i.d. be produced in order to prove that the person is in fact the name that appears on the social security card. if you think identity theft is a problem now, just wait until this bill passes. and thirdly, this bill requires states to increase their medicaid rolls to 150% of the federal poverty level. in an ever increasing fashion, states will have to be absorb the cost of this burden. i offered an amendment that would have allowe
HLN
Nov 21, 2009 7:00am EST
. >> kennett is a town where it's just like anywhere else in the united states. this is not a racist environment as i said in closing argument. >> reporter: there are supporters who do not believe that. >> i think a lot of the people are not residents of this area and they came here from other parts of the country hoping to find racism that wasn't here. >> reporter: nearly three years after heather ellis was accused of cutting in line at the local walmart, caught on tape, shoving away another customer's items, questions remain over why the moment escalated into such a high profile arrest. ellis pleads guilty to resisting arrest and disturbing the peace, charges of assaulting two police officers were dropped. >> i was responsible for my actions. and i was able to say what i did wrong and i think that it's important that everybody else step up to the plate and admit their wrong, too. >> ellis testified she was taunted by one police officer who told her, go back to the ghetto. it was the only racially charged moment of the three-day trial. but witnesses from the scene, customers, police
HLN
Nov 26, 2009 12:00pm EST
. >> well, we've got a lot going on in our mortgage market in the united states, a lot of confu confusi confusion, a lot of people are in default and a lot of banks that are failing. so nobody's really watching things right now. there's a new crime that apparently is growing pretty quickly where people steal the value of your home. follow this. there are lots of people who even in today's market open their homes free and clear. while nobody's looking, cripples forge documents and then they actually pretend that they're on the the owner, take out a new mortgage on your property, cash that out, and then they're gone with the wind. next thing you know, the house that you have owned fraught uhe leptdly is stolen from you and you could be foreclosed on. how is that for fear? well, there's a way that you can actually checkup to make sure nobody's playing games with you. go to eproperty did thwatch.com register your home fp if more ways to protect your home, go to cnn.com slash clark howard. >> and get more advice saturdays and sundays at noon and 4:00 eastern right here on hln. he'll help you
HLN
Nov 15, 2009 1:00pm EST
that the government of the united states is not going to expand as a share of gross domestic product over the next ten years is, in my judgment, a denial not only of reality, but of necessity. we are now on track, i think, to have a government that consumes say 24% to 25% of gross domestic product which is a step up from the average of previous decades. i see no way of avoid ing thing and so one question that's on the table is how we can finance that in a responsible way so that the budget objective that mia mcginnis put on the table earlier of stabilizing over time the ratio of debt to our gross domestic product could be achieved in a way that's consistent with all of the other commitments that we want to maintain. my belief is that as we think it would be a mistake to think only about the total size of the revenue piece, we also have to think about its shape and composition. i think that the tax code that we have is antiquated, distorted and riddled with unfairness both horizontal and vertical. we need fundamental tax reform that asks questions about a 21st century tax system that promotes economic
HLN
Nov 25, 2009 12:00pm EST
ever in the united states. why the company is doing it, and the massive number of vehicles involved. >>> if you own a toyota and there's a pretty good chance you do, you may node to take it to your dealership. they're replacing gas pedals on nearly 4 million vehicles. the company says the pedals can get stuck in the floor mats of certain models. all it develops replacement pedals. toyota temporarily will have the dealers shorten the length of the gas pedals. this recall includes many of the company's top models like the camry, the prius, and the lexus es-350. five deaths have been linked to the unintended acceleration involving floor mats. toyota is also recalling about 110,000 tundra pickup trucks. the company says the recall was due to excessive rust on the truck's frame that includes turn gra models between 2000 and 2 3 2003. >>> this thanksgiving is the first big travel holiday for the tsa's new secure flight program. this is how this works. pay attention. when you call an airline to make an reservation they ask for your name exactly as it appear tons id when you plan to use --
HLN
Nov 30, 2009 12:00pm EST
northwestern united states. it's not a matter of if, but a platter of when. >> will he or won't he show up for his golf tournament this week? tiger's agent tells susan candiotti he can't say wry out in. they aren't through investigating that one car accident over the thanksgiving weekend. for the third straight day, tiger and his wife turned away police. under florida law he didn't have to talk to them. tiger's attorney says it's a private matter about the accident occurred friday as woods ran the suv over a fire hydrant and crashed into a tree. the statement reads although i understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors circulating about my family and me are irresponsible. the on person responsible for the accident is me. we now have the 911 call made by a name in florida after the crash, this occurred as woods was leaving his driveway 2:30 in the morning. from this call you get a sense of the severity of the accident. >>> tiger woods was hospitalized and later released. >>> serena williams has been hit hard for her tirade at u.s. open officials fine herd t
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